NBC News Contributor Eugene Robinson Mocks Rick Santorum Over Dead Child

When the left-wing snark site Wonkette went after Governor Sarah Palin’s youngest child Trig in the worst way you could imagine, I was pretty sure the left had finally hit bottom. How do you get any lower than the ridiculing of an innocent Down Syndrome child? Well, shame on me for underestimating the left’s capacity for depravity. First Alan Colmes did it (though he later apologized), and now NBC News contributor Eugene Robinson has done it on MSNBC:

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The idea behind all of this is political. The left wants to toxify GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum as crazy and obviously they’re so desperate that they’ve decided to publicly ridicule both the Senator and his wife over an unimaginable tragedy — the death of a child, their newborn son Gabriel:

First it was Alan Colmes; now it is Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post, who went on MSNBC to mock Rick Santorum​ for how he and his wife Karen dealt with the death of their son Gabriel. (A severe prenatal development led to his very early delivery, and Gabriel died two hours after his birth.)

“He’s not a little weird, it’s that he’s really weird,” Robinson said of Santorum. “And some of his positions he’s taken are just so weird, um, that I think that some Republicans are gonna be off-put. Um, not everybody is going to, going to be down, for example, with the story of how he and his wife handled the, the, the stillborn ah, ah, child, ah, um, whose body they took home to, to kind of sleep with it, introduce to the rest of the family. It’s a very weird story.”

Except it’s not weird. It’s not even close to weird. In fact, medical professionals recommend doing exactly what the Santorums did:


With the loss of your baby, your family members will also grieve. Your baby is someone’s granddaughter, brother, cousin, nephew or sister. It is important for your family members to spend time with the baby. This will help them come to terms with their loss. If you have other children, it is very important to be honest with them about what has happened by using simple and honest explanations. It is your decision whether you would like the children to see the baby. Ask for a Child Life Specialist at the hospital; these are trained professionals who can help you prepare your children for the heartbreaking news, and prepare them to see the baby if you wish.

Part of this craven impulse we’re seeing on the part of NBC News, Colmes, and Robinson is just a wickedness borne of ends-justifying-the-means partisan politics. What Robinson and NBC are consciously doing is making the run for the presidency heartbreaking and emotionally torturous for the Senator and his wife. It’s seething hate, pure and simple, the kind we’ve seen directed at Sarah Palin for three years now.

The other part also comes from the wickedness inherent in the abortion culture that just doesn’t see the humanity in an imperfect child.

In politics, children are supposed to be off limits. But I can hear the left now: “We never said dead children.”

We must never stop in our fight to politically and culturally defeat these people. Never.


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